Langster or not Langster...

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Stef_the_Rookie
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Langster or not Langster...

Postby Stef_the_Rookie » Thu Apr 26, 2007 16:00 pm

Hey people, i have a specialized Lanster 2007, to tell you the truth i love it, the compact frame smoothes the bumps i changed soome bits here and there, and it makes a good bike overall.
But that's my modest opinion.
The dilemma is if at some point i should change the frame for something different...or not?
Some say yes some say not...HELP!

timmins
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Postby timmins » Thu Apr 26, 2007 16:09 pm

If you like it, why change it?

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Postby Stef_the_Rookie » Thu Apr 26, 2007 16:12 pm

good point, maybe because the thought of riding on Columbus steels is appealing?
Let's make it clear, i just wanna know how much i would have to fish out to get a better frame than what i have at the moment

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Postby Slimtim » Thu Apr 26, 2007 16:30 pm

Stef, changing bikes on a regular basis can be a fact of life. Don't beat yourself up about it. If you fancy steel then try steel. Chances are you'll never find the perfect ride but the fun is in trying to.

The good news is that you'll be able to partly fund the project by selling the Langster (the wheels don't have a very good rep but hopefully you've replaced them already). Why not look for something vintage and steel?

Have fun, Tim

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Postby peejay78 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 16:56 pm

you don't really want something different do you, you want something that's not a langster. and it has nothing to do with the ride, and everything to do with ubiquity. 'fess up and be damned.

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Postby Stef_the_Rookie » Thu Apr 26, 2007 17:02 pm

lol i wish it was all about appearence...i'd get a paintjob or something like that...

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Postby peejay78 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 17:06 pm

i tried to get a paintjob off my girlfriend the other day...

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Postby rdaviesb » Fri Apr 27, 2007 17:38 pm

I wouldn't bother changing the frame - it's pretty good for an Alu. If you want to go to steel, get a whole new bike!

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Postby jhop » Fri Apr 27, 2007 20:35 pm

I too have a Langster 2007 the best thing about is the frame!

Why change it?

Wheels, brakes, levers, seatpost, saddle switch to something better quality certainly <b>but</b> the frame is fine.

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Postby dave5ncp » Sun Apr 29, 2007 22:35 pm

Go down your local track and change your mind!

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Postby Elhombremediocre » Mon May 28, 2007 17:56 pm

Check out the Bianchi Pista - great bike at a great price.

Let not trivia dominate our lives.

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Postby MrSmithcp » Mon May 28, 2007 19:19 pm

the pompino would be a backwards step compared to a langster (imho) longer wheelbase and heavier so the bike wouldn't be as lively, be o.k if you wanted panniers or to fit off-road tyres though.

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Postby Black Keith » Mon May 28, 2007 19:26 pm

the thing to do is ask yourself what you DONT like about the langster,
what sort of things would you change?

do you want tighter geometry, a genuine track frame? or something slacker for a gentler ride and to take guards, bottles and panniers?

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Postby AndyGates » Mon May 28, 2007 21:46 pm

Young paduan, you have much to learn.

Get *another* bike.

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Postby dave5ncp » Tue May 29, 2007 00:18 am

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by peejay78</i>

i tried to get a paintjob off my girlfriend the other day...

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You sound disappointed. She was alright with me...

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Postby peejay78 » Tue May 29, 2007 07:01 am

hur de hur

funniness of reply matched only by quick wittedness.....

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langster or not langster - no brainer really, they're the mondeo of the fixed world.

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Postby terongi » Tue May 29, 2007 13:18 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by peejay78</i>

hur de hur

funniness of reply matched only by quick wittedness.....

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langster or not langster - no brainer really, they're the mondeo of the fixed world.
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Help me out here, I have no idea about cars (except that Mondeo is a car - isn't it):

Is Mondeo good or bad?

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Postby GaryGkn » Tue May 29, 2007 14:21 pm

Mondeo - average for older people - ditch the Langster and build something desirable!


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